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REFLECTIONS ON THE PROPHECIES,
IN THREÉ VOLS.- SECOND EDITION.
WITH ADDITIONS CONSECUTIVE TO THE END OF THE LATE
MUST IN THIS MANNER BE KILLED.” REV. xi.
BTHE Rev. W. ETTRICK, A. M.
Me Vestigia terrent
Hor. Ep. 1. 1.
* And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his
Isai. xi. 11, 16.
The APOCALYPse an arrangement and elucidati.
on of all former prophecies concerning the
times of the Gospel.--State of religion in the
Roman empire in the primitive times -- Jea-
lousy and malice of the pagan emperors, watch-
ful for the destruction of christianity, at the
instigation of the OLD SERPENT, there in pos-
session of the temples War between the two
religions - Triumph of the Gospel – The dra-
gon's malice thereby increased.--He excites
fresh enmity, and raises new partisans. -Re.
covers his old influence, and is worshipped
again, but under disyuised attributes The
two beasts and the image, and their worship-
The superstitious abuse of religious signs no
reason against the sober use of them – The
witnesses themselves are distinguished by a
popish darkness at the reformation, appears
like a Revelation newly made.--WICKLIFF
the first angel that appears in the ecclesiasti.
cal heaven proclaiming it :-Luther and his
followers, the second and third angels.-Lu-
THER dissolves the enchanted spell of a PUR-
GATORY - The HARVEST and VINTAGE ap.
The opening of the TABERNACLE of the testi-
MONY in heaven,-or the reformation of re-
ligion and the church,-preparatory to the
seven divine judgments upon the kingdom of
THE BEAST,--which are to effect its total over-
throw.—The impenitency and blindness of his
worshippers (while a long respite is given them)
still continuing.--The judgment begins with
the plague of a figurative Ulcer.-By the in-
fliction of the second plague, its corroding ma-
lignancy spreads over the whole popish system,
-and works deadly effects by the influence of
church perseveres in her misapprehension of
them. The fourth vial poured out, repre-
sents the scorching heat of despotic power and
cruel tyranny.--The fifth vial, a darkness both
political and moral. The remarkable wisdom
of Providence in these judgments, which are
adapted to set before the eyes of sinners the
crimes that drew these miseries upon them.
The sixth vial makes preparation for the RESTO-
RATION of The Jews, by the fall of the TURK.
ISH EMPIRE, and in its consequences becomes
a plague of the PAPAL APOSTACY – The state
of the world at this period a general subjection
to an universal tyranny — The head of the
apostacy (ejected from royal and independent
sovereignty by the effect of the fifth plague) is
stiled from henceforth THE FALSE PROPHET,
--An hopeful scheme set on foot against the
church of the witnesses ostensibly, but against
christianity itself in design.
unexampled severity - The true time of the
death of the witnesses.-The restoration of the